The Five Keys to a Great Beard

Many men never even take the time to care for their beards, even if they choose to grow one.

Unfortunately, a lack of maintenance and care can result in irritated skin, an unruly and untamed beard, and unhappy significant others due to coarse facial hair.

Caring for and grooming your beard need not be complicated, and common beard-related skin and dryness issues are easily overcome with the right grooming practices and tools.

Here are five surprising things that will help you you grow a (well tamed) vikings beard.


short haired man with trimmed bearded pointing at the camera whilst wearing a suit


 1. Train Your Beard

Unless you’re one of the lucky few with great genetics, your beard isn’t going to grow looking neat and tidy. In many cases, it will be downright unruly as it starts to come in, and gaining control of it can be a challenge.

You’ll want to spend some time training your beard so that it grows in the way you want it to. A good brush is par for the course, and you’ll want to take some time to brush it on a daily basis. Make good use of that brush!

Don’t stop brushing your beard even after it has started growing the way you’ve trained it to. Regular brushing will support beard health.


2. Get in The Habit of Trimming Regularly

Whether you just want to maintain length or grow out your beard, regular trimming should be a part of your routine. Eliminating dead and split ends will help maintain your beard’s appearance and health.

Trimming should be performed at least once per week. Ultimately, it’s a matter of preference, but regular care is essential.

You’ll want to invest in a good comb, clippers, scissors, and moisturizer or beard oil. If you don’t have these items on hand already, you can pick them up here.

Thanks to the popularity of beards, beard oil has also been getting significantly more attention as of late. It’s a product that moisturizes the skin beneath your beard, keeping your skin and beard healthy. We’ll take a closer look at beard oil in just a moment.


3. Apply Beard Oil

Beard oil can help prevent dryness, and can be used at every stage of growth to moisturize and prevent skin flaking. It can also help with unruly hair that you just can’t seem to control.

Beards tend to dry out your skin, and can cause redness, dryness, flakiness, and irritation.

This is why it’s essential to care for your skin and beard with the use of beard oil, which can help with appearance as well as overall health. It will also soften your beard, making it less coarse and sharp to the touch.

The best beard oil for optimum results is Babel Premium Beard Oil which moisturises your beard and aids the growth of healthy follicles. You’ll want to apply it every morning to slightly damp towel dried hair. 



4. Don’t Forget To Wash Your Beard

Your beard requires regular cleaning. Not only does it come in contact with foods and drinks throughout the day, but it can also be affected by oils and dead skin cells. As a result, daily washing needs to be made a priority.

Unwashed beards can also cause irritation and itching, which tends to be worse when you’re in the early stages of growth. To avoid excessive irritation, give your beard the same care you would give the hair on your head.


5. Soften Your Beard

As we’ve already established, beards have a tendency to grow in coarse and unruly. With regular maintenance, you can improve its appearance, but it can be a challenge to get it feeling soft and smooth.

This is because beards make it easy for your skin to dry out. And if you aren’t regularly trimming and maintaining your beard, it will likely have split ends too.

There are other beard softening options worth exploring, such as beard balm. Our premium beard balm is included for free in our champions beard care kit here. Brushing your beard with a boar hair brush and shampooing and conditioning can also help with keeping your beard softer to the touch.

Men with active dating lives or significant others will want to keep their love interests happy with a softer, cleaner, and neater beard.


Final Thoughts

We’ve covered the essential grooming tips for the bearded man, and you should now have a better idea of how to take your beard to the next level.

Caring for your beard will require a bit of your time, but the process is simple. Follow the steps outlined above, and you’ll have a  beard that's leagues ahead of most men out there.

For those who are looking to take their beard to the next level, the Ultimate Beard Care Pack is for you. This pack will set you up with everything you need to perform the 5 essential grooming techniques of the bearded man and to fulfil your bearded potential. You can get our finest below but hurry, limited stock available: 


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